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I have a question bout my 3 yr old grandaughter, she bites her nails to the point of bleeeding, her mom put bandaids on them which she bit off then gloves which she chewed thru, in t ball she had to put a stone in the tbe post every time she got home

By January 4, 2013 - 1:58am
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Hi Brianna2222,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Most children bite their nails out of curiosity or boredom, to relieve stress, or from force of habit. Nail biting is the most common of the so-called "nervous habits," which include thumb sucking, nose picking, hair twisting or tugging, and tooth grinding, and is the most likely to continue into adulthood. About a third of grade-schoolers and half of adolescents bite their nails, and between a quarter and a third of college students admit to still gnawing on theirs.  Its important to let her pediatric know of this and she might be able to help find a solution or treatment to this. 




January 4, 2013 - 7:26am
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